What Our Collegues Are Saying...

"Donskov Strength & Conditioning is one of the premier training facilities in the country.  The biggest reason for this is its founder & head strength coach, Anthony Donskov. Donskov has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable and detail oriented coaches in the industry.  His passion for continuing to improve as a coach in order to enhance the performance of his athletes is rivaled only by his undeniable core values in which he runs his business.

Every aspect of the comprehensive development of his athletes fall under these core values and the athletes at DSC are immersed into a system of producing results.  There is a buy-in from the athletes and a collective culture of exceeding expectations from the coaches and interns.  Anthony Donskov is not only developing stronger, faster, and better conditioned athletes; but better young men and women."

Mark Watts: Director of Education Elitefts  (www.elitefts.com)


DSC Team

At DSC exercise is our passion. It is this passion that fuels us to motivate our clients. DSC is built on quality instruction. Our staff has enjoyed successful careers in sport but more importantly are superb trainers/coaches. Outstanding qualifications, strong work ethic, a genuine passion for teaching and applying safe and effective strength and conditioning programs are all characteristics of DSC. Meet our staff!
 

Anthony Donskov | MSc., CSCS, PES

Founder: Head Strength Coach & Director of Program Design
  • Author | Physical Preparation for Ice Hockey: Biological Principles & Practical Solutions
  • Masters Degree in Exercise Science (Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention)
  • Graduate of Miami (OH) University, B.Sc. Business Administration
  • Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Assistant Strength Coach USA Women's National Ice Hockey Team 2014 Olympic Silver Medalists - Sochi Russia
  • Assisted with the 2016-2017 Minnesota Wild National Hockey League Developmental Training Camp
  • Assisted with the 2014-2015 Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League Developmental Training Camp
  • Assisted with the 2013-2014 Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League Developmental Training Camp
  • Assisted with the 2006-2007 Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) Training Camp
  • Guest lecturer at Okanagan Peak Performance Strength & Conditioning Conference 2017
  • Guest lecturer at Ohio State University National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Clinic, May 2014
  • Guest lecturer at Ohio State University National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Clinic, May 2011
  • Guest lecturer at Denison University Strength & Conditioning Symposium, 2012
  • Member of Michael Boyle’s 2008 Mentorship Program
  • Contributing writer for Michael Boyle's www.strengthcoach.com
  • Contributing writer for www.hockeystrengthandconditioning.com
  • Level 5 USA Hockey Coach
  • Director/Head Instructor of DHD, L.L.C. www.donskovhockey.com
  • Played two years of professional hockey in the Central Hockey League. Named 2003 CHL Man of the Year
  • Varsity Hockey player (1997-2001) at Miami (OH) University, CCHA

 

Matthew Donskov | BSc., PES

Director of Business & Head Strength Coach

  • Graduate of SUNY Cortland: BSc. Business Admin. & Economics/Minor in Computer Applications, Summa Cum Laude
  • Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Over 6 years working for Cardinal Health as Medical Device Sales Consultant in Jacksonville, Fl. ('06-'12)
  • Director of Hockey Operations & Head Instructor at DHD, LLC. www.donskovhockey.com
  • Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certification
  • Signed Professional Contract with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League ('04)
  • Varsity Hockey Player ('00-'04) at SUNY Cortland (SUNYAC)...Two time Captain and Verizon Academic All American
  • 1998 Draft choice of the North Bay Centennials of the Ontario Hockey League

 

Ben LaGard | BSc., BAT, ATC/L, CSCS

Strength Coach

 

  • Graduate of Ball State University: BSc. in Exercise Science/BAT in Athletic Training
  • Certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist 
  • Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. 
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Ohio
  • Completed Henry County Performance Enhancement Internship - Summer 2014
  • Completed Donksov Strength & Conditioning Internship Program
  • Summer 2013 Assisted Ball State Sports Medicine Staff with the football, basketball, soccer, tennis, track & field teams
  • 2015 Ball State University Outstanding Senior Award in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

Mike Petro | MSc., CSCS, PES

Strength Coach

  • Assistant Track & Field Coach at Denison University, 2015 - present
  • Coached Denison throwers to 8 All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) selections, 6 school records, and 2 NCAA Division III National Championships Qualifying Marks
  • Graduate of California University of Pennsylvania: MSc. Exercise Science (Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention)
  • Graduate of Allegheny College: BSc. Biology
  • Presented undergraduate research focusing on track and field long jump kinematics at the American Society of Biomechanics 2015 Midwest Regional Meeting
  • Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Certified by the American Red Cross in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Four year member of Allegheny College’s track and field program
  • 2015 NCAA DIvision III National Championships Qualifier - Hammer Throw
  • 2x NCAC Champion - 35 lb. Weight Throw (1), Hammer Throw (1)
  • Completed Donskov Strength & Conditioning Internship Program
  • Completed Rusnock Sports Performance & Fitness Internship - Summer 2015

Tony Farina | PT, DPT, MSc., CSCS

PT & Strength Coach

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Ohio
  • Graduate of University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Graduate of California University of Pennsylvania: MSc. Exercise Science (Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention)
  • Graduate of The Ohio State University: BSc. Human Nutrition
  • Completed clinical rotation with Allen Gruver at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy evaluating and treating a variety of sports and orthopedic injuries
  • Completed clinical rotation with Don Reagan at Functional Movement Systems Headquarters developing a diagnostic framework and clinical proficiencies
  • Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Certified by Functional Movement Systems: Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level I, Y-Balance Test
  • First Aid CPR/AED, Basic Life Support certified through American Heart Association
  • Completed Donskov Strength & Conditioning Internship Program
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